Comic cons are getting to be nationwide, even the small cities away from the urban centers like Orlando and Tampa are hosting their own.
Bartow, as you know, has one called SyFy (I need to upload photos of the one we just had).
Albany, Georgia has one going now, called Epicon.
I was born there, ages ago, in the forgotten days of yore.
They're hosting their next one in August.
I should go. I haven't been to the hometown since 1974 when my family moved to Virginia Beach. It's right up the road on US 19, there's been several chances I could have gone.
I've got books I can sell, as an author. I have a story in Strangely Funny III, "Minette Dances With the Golem of Albany," that has specific ties to the city.
Now I've got a great reason to do so.
Update 3/14/17: Okay, I am signed up. Now it's a question of finding out which hotels the guest artists are staying at if they've got one lined up.